Hello, lovelies! I hope you're having a great day. Today I wanted to write an article about something I truly love and that's Bible journaling. For those of you who don't know, I am a Christian and a pastor's daughter. I've always grown up in the church and spent about 50% of my life at a church. I got into Bible journaling my junior year of high school (I'm a sophomore in college now) and I have loved it ever since. I wanted to give a little inspiration for you guys and bring you into the world of Bible journaling.

Supplies.

So many things are needed for Bible journaling. Like, it's crazy. I started off with little and now I have so much, they're all sitting in separate bags in different places. It's crazy. Now, while you don't need all this stuff, it is better to have it just so then you can be more creative and have fewer restrictions. The supplies I have are:

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  • Washi Tape
  • Stickers
  • Letter Stickers
  • Tabs
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Water Colors (not shown in picture)
  • Paint Cards
  • Post-its
  • Stamps
  • Inks
  • Stamp Block
  • Tape Runner
  • Cut-outs
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Date Stam

Bible Journaling

There are so many ways to Bible journal. Below are some pictures of Bible journaling entries I have made.

It's okay if you mess up. I have messed up so many times. It's a work in progress kind of art. But once you learn to just go with the flow and follow your ideas, whether it's messed up or not, the entry will up looking beautiful because it is your way of worshipping and your initial thoughts.

I know many people are against Bible journaling because it is seen as destroying God's word. But you are not destroying God's word. His word is the actual words and the lessons they teach, not the book itself. The purpose of the Bible is to study from it and learn from it. It's like taking notes in school. If you don't underline or highlight or do anything to make certain information stand out you won't know what to study. But again, that is my personal opinion. If you do not agree with Bible journaling, that is your own personal view. There are so many ways to worship. I just like to do it through art and writing.

Examples.

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Tips.

Like I mentioned before, Bible journaling is a work in progress. So here are some tips that you might like to consider :)

1. If you don't want to paint on the pages or write on them in fear of not being able to see the words, later on, you can use transparency paper so it still looks like the art is on the page.

2. If transparency paper is out of reach for you, then regular computer paper will work completely fine too. It doesn't have the same effect, but it will still look great in the end.

Make sure to trace the paper (transparency or computer) to size so it fits in your Bible. Do that first so you won't have to cut off art in the end.

3. When using watercolors, use a paper towel to make the drying process a little quicker. Take your time with it and use the paper towel after every different color or space so it doesn't bleed through the whole paper. If it bleeds through, that's okay. It isn't noticeable in the end. And if you first look at it before it dries and it looks like it's bleeding through a lot, use the paper towel and let it dry. It looks worse in the beginning than it does in the end.

4. If you want to use acrylic paints, but want to make them less opaque, then water them down a bit. You'll still be able to use it and see the words beneath it. Just don't add too many layers.

5. Do whatever art you want to do. It's your Bible journaling, it's your vision, it's how you perceive the passage. It's all up to you. Don't be afraid to add color. It might look weird in the beginning, but it will look fantastic in the end.

I hope this has been helpful to those of you who are interested in Bible journaling. Again, it's something super important and dear to me. And hopefully, this has inspired you a little.

XO,
Kaylee

Kaylee
Kaylee
@writerforlife